Schoolgirl seduction case :
Akuressa PS chairman re-remanded
The Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha chairman remanded on charges of
seducing a 14-year-old schoolgirl was re-remanded until July 30 when
produced before Matara chief magistrate Udesh Ranatunga yesterday.
The suspect was earlier remanded until July 16 by Matara additional
magistrate Dulani Amarasinghe who refused a bail application made by the
suspectís counsel D Dahanayake.
The schoolgirl is a resident of Ellawakanda, Poramba.
Police producing the suspect in court submitted the suspect had
seduced the girl at a guest house in Akuressa owned by him.
Another two suspects including a barber and a 57-year-old labourer
who are alleged to have abducted the girl while
returning home after a tuition class and seduced her at the
agricultural centre at Poramba are also being held in remand custody.
Investigations are continuing.